City break holidays in Prague make a great choice at any time of year.

Known as the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’, the Czech Republic’s capital Prague, attracts more than four million tourists a year, from stag party-goers quaffing cheap beer and visitors on a package tour, to independent travellers doing their own thing. Whether you want to join the crowds or escape the hordes, we’ll give you the low down on your options.

If you like to travel independently,  Easy Jet (www.easyJet.com) flies to Prague from Bristol and London’s Gatwick and Stansted airports, with return flights for just under £100, and northerners can fly cheaply with Jet 2 and BMI Baby from Manchester.

Book a cheap hotel through Thomson (www.thomson.co.uk) or a hotel website such as www.octopustravel.com or lastminute.com  Thomson has a double room with breakfast for seven nights in September in the hotel Fortuna for just £176.98. Or go blatantly up market in one of the city’s 36 five-star hotels! Retreat from the crowds at former monastery, The Augustine (www.roccofortecollection.com), whose restaurant was voted one of the three best in the city.

Alternatively, book a city break package deal with Easy Jet holidays (www.holidays.easyjet.com). They have an amazing deal of two nights’ accommodation with breakfast plus return flight departing on the 10th of October from London Stansted from £92.50. You can’t get much cheaper than that!

On arrival, the medieval streets and monasteries of Prague’s spire-studded Old Town provide a wonder wander, and must-visits include Prague Castle, the astronomical clock, St Nicholas Cathedral and St Vitus Cathedral and the treasury of the Loreto. Quiet alternatives include the Jewish quarter and the Little Quarter, peppered with churches, rustic coffee shops and excellent local restaurants.

And remember, Prague, considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world at any time of year, looks great in the snow, so winter holidays in Prague are a good choice. Book now!

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